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Barnes-Jewish Hospital to Provide Gamma Knife Surgery to Additional Patient Groups With New Elekta Technology
Date:2/23/2010

l(this,'o','ExternalLink');" target='_blank' href="http://www.elekta.com/perfexion">Perfexion radiosurgery system, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, Mo., USA) is poised to offer the benefits of Gamma Knife® surgery to several new patient groups. With Elekta's Extend program for Gamma Knife Perfexion, Barnes-Jewish doctors will now be able to treat–over two to five radiosurgery sessions–patients with larger tumors or lesions close to critical structures located in the brain, skull base and in other regions in the head and neck.

Extend is a program that that allows clinicians to non-invasively fix or immobilize the patient's head, making repeatable or "hypofractionated" Gamma Knife surgery practical for these cases.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the second U.S. center to offer these benefits with the new Elekta t
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